Alaska school children plotted to poison classmate: police

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[March 31, 2016]    (Reuters) - Police in Anchorage, Alaska, said on Wednesday they had investigated a plot by two young school children to poison a classmate.

The two first-grade students had planned to sprinkle what they thought were "poison packets" into a classmate's lunch, Anchorage police said in a statement.

The packets were determined to be silica, which is used for food preservation, police said.

The plot was not carried out and no criminal charges were filed. Typically, first-grade students in Alaska are six or seven years old.

The children admitted the plot to adults and were suspended, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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